Workshops

photo: Jack Hughes

Songs of the Black Hills

Join us at the Matthews Opera House and Arts Center on Saturday, April 8 from 7-9 pm for “Songs of the Black Hills.” The Matthews ventures into new series of singer-songwriter pairings. Saturday evening we are hosting three amazing local musicians: Heath Johnson (Spearfish), Adda Boyd (Spearfish), and Clayton Ryan…

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Printmaking Workshop

This weekend community art course is designed to introduce participants to the art of relief printmaking using linoleum and rubber blocks. Over the course of two days, students will learn the basics of carving and printing their designs onto paper and fabric. Through hands-on demonstrations and…

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Encaustic Painting Workshop

This weekend community art course is designed to introduce participants to the art of encaustic (wax) painting using paper and wood board substrates. Over the course of two days, students will learn the basics of encaustic methods by layering clear and colored waxes on several surfaces. …

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Printmaking Workshop

This weekend community art course is designed to introduce participants to the art of relief printmaking using linoleum and rubber blocks. Over the course of two days, students will learn the basics of carving and printing their designs onto paper and fabric. Through hands-on demonstrations and…

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Reproduction and Packaging of Artwork Workshop

Course Description: This course is designed to provide artists with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to effectively reproduce and package their artwork for various purposes. Whether you’re creating prints, limited editions, or preparing your artwork for exhibition or sale, this course will equip you with the essential…

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Acting Workshop

6-Week Acting Workshop August 16 – September 20, 2023 Every Wedenesday night from 6 pm to 9 pm This 6-week acting intensive is for those serious about acting, who just want to try something new, or who want to hone their skills! We will meet every Wednesday night from…

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Second Saturday Song Circle

Jam Date: December 9 at 12:30 pm at the Matthews Opera House What is a Jam? Matthews Opera House & Arts Center is proud to host the Second Saturday Song Circle, open to bluegrass and old-time folk musicians. These “jams” are set aside for string instrument players who want…

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CANCELED: Second Saturday Song Circle

The January jam session for musicians is canceled due to Saturday’s extreme cold. Bad for instruments, bad for musicians! We’ll see you next month. Jam Date: January 13 at 12:30 pm at the Matthews Opera House What is a Jam? Matthews Opera House & Arts Center is proud to…

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Second Saturday Song Circle

Jam Date: February 10 at 12:30 pm at the Matthews Opera House What is a Jam? Matthews Opera House & Arts Center is proud to host the Second Saturday Song Circle, open to bluegrass and old-time folk musicians. These “jams” are set aside for string instrument players who want…

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Anti-Valentines Drawing Day

Join us in the Matthews Theater on Wednesday, February 14th from 6-9 PM for a free, 18+, figure drawing workshop. This fun workshop for adults will feature drawing from live, costumed models in a historic theater atmosphere! BHSU Art Professor Desy Schoenewies will provide drawing demos. Participants are encouraged to…

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